Robert Wilkins Nomination for D.C. Circuit Passes Committee

Senate Blocks Obama Picks For Judge, Housing Posts

Senators Clash Over Obama Judge And Housing Picks

Collegiality, Court-Packing, and the D.C. Circuit

Eleven Lawyers, Judges Vie for D.C. Court of Appeals Seat

WI: Constitutional amendment would let court select chief justice

Republican AGs vs. Obama’s Court-Packing Plan

Florida Bar Upset Over Lost Influence

Filibuster Wars To Flare Up As Reid Moves On Top Judges

Graham Says He’ll Block Nominations Over Benghazi

Senator Cornyn on the D.C. Circuit

President Obama Designates Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith to Serve as Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Canada: 5 ways to resolve Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court legal tangle

Christie’s Supreme Court nominee approved by N.J. Senate judiciary committee

    NJ Star Ledger: In a rare break in the ongoing war between Gov. Chris Christie and Senate Democrats over court appointments, the upper house’s judiciary committee today approved the Republican governor’s latest nominee to the state Supreme Court. Superior Court Judge Faustino Fernandez-Vina faced dozens of sharp-edged questions from Democrats during a two-and-a-half hour hearing in Trenton, but was also praised for his serene demeanor.


  • Posted: 10/18/2013
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Blacks lack presence on federal appellate court | Leslie Proll of the NAACP

The Oklahoman Endorses Move Away from Missouri Plan

Shutdown Delays Judicial Confirmation Process

Kagan: Confirmation Process ‘Sort Of Broken’

Analysis: Delaware’s corporate courts on brink of big change

Robin Rosenbaum being vetted for 11th Circuit

Obama packs D.C. Circuit, threatens political balance

    Washington Times: Last week the SenateJudiciary Committee approved the nomination of Nina Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. That party-line vote followed the committee’s hearing earlier this month on District Judge Robert Wilkins‘ nomination to the D.C. Circuit, the committee’s party-line vote in favor of Patty Millett’s nomination in August, and the Senate’s confirmation of the D.C. Circuit’s newest judge, Sri Srinivasan, in May. If this sounds like an unusual flurry of activity for one tiny court, that’s because President Obama has made tilting the court’s political balance a high priority for his second term.


  • Posted: 09/26/2013
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New questions raised about South Carolina federal court nominee

“Utahn lauded as 10th Circuit appeals court pick”

The Obama Administration and (Future) Feeder Judges

Obama nominates three to federal judgeships

    Boston Globe: Addressing long-term vacancies in federal courthouses in Massachusetts, the White House is set to nominate three lawyers for judgeships, including the nomination of Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni to a US District Court post in Springfield. The White House is also recommending attorney Indira Talwani to sit on the US District Court in Boston, and has tapped Harvard Law School professor David Jeremiah Barron for appointment to the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


  • Posted: 09/24/2013
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“Rubio Withdraws Support for Gay Black Judge’s Nomination to the Federal Bench”

‘Senate confirms lesbian attorney for judgeship”

“Senate unanimously confirms first openly gay federal circuit judge”

Obama Makes Another Judicial Nomination Push

Senate Panel OKs Obama Judge Who Said Abortion Frees Women From “Conscription Into Maternity”

“Senate Confirms Lesbian as Judge of U.S. Court of Federal Claims”

Obama Nominee for Judge Says Abortion Frees Women From “Conscription Into Maternity”

AZ high court tosses new judge nomination law

Wilkins Breezes Through D.C. Circuit Confirmation Hearing

Hecht chosen as new chief of Texas Supreme Court

11th Cir. and D. of Georgia judgeship deal in the works

Obama Pushes Pro-Abortion Nominee Nina Pillard for Second Most Powerful Court

Judge Wilkins Faces Different Senate Confirmation Process

Kansas: Court appointment adds fuel to conservatives’ fire to change selection process

Christie says Supreme Court justice Helen Hoens would not get a fair hearing

D.C. Circuit Nominee Pillard’s False and Deceptive Testimony—Part 1 | Ed Whelan at NRO

Governor Brownback’s Stellar Judicial Appointment

11th Circuit: Barkett to leave appeals court

Christie’s newest Supreme Court nominee will get a hearing, Sweeney says

Is the D.C. Circuit a “Broken Circuit”?

    Jonathan Adler at Volokh Conspiracy: Earlier this summer, the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Forum featured a cover story on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit by Doug Kendall and Simon Lazarus of the Constitutional Accountability Center entitled “Broken Circuit.”  As the sub-head promised, this article made the case that “A new breed of activism on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — for environmental cases second in importance only to the Supreme Court and the central venue for high-profile lawsuits — threatens decades of progress.”


  • Posted: 08/19/2013
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Could the D.C. Circuit Become the Second Most Dangerous Court?

The Ninth Circuit? Or the Munger, Tolles and Olson Circuit?

Christie announces he will not renominate N.J. Supreme Court Justice Helen Hoens

Calif v. Idaho Turf War Over Judge Seat Still On

Judicial showdown in Kansas

Senate and White House Move On Nominations

Moritz nominated to 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Obama taps more fundraisers for ambassadorships

DC Circuit Nominee Patricia Millet advances on party line vote

Coburn to block OPM nominee over ObamaCare concerns

Senate Ready To Approve Obama’s Nominee For UN

DC Circuit Packing Plan: There Wouldn’t Be Enough Work to Go Around

D.C. Circuit Nominee Under Fire on Capitol Hill

Obama Judicial Nominee Calls Abstinence Education ‘Unconstitutional’

Obama Judicial Pick Cornelia Pillard: Abortion Needed to “Free Women From Maternity” | Tony Perkins at LifeNews

PA: Confirmed Supreme Court justice nominee Correale Stevens to be sworn in July 30

Judicial Picks Loom as Next Battle

Federal Circuit Nominee Gets Senate Judiciary Approval

Senate votes 59-40 to confirm McCarthy as EPA administrator

Senate confirms Perez as secretary of Labor on party line vote

Emboldened McCain eyes lead role in showdown over debt and deficit

Senate Committee Clears Nomination Of New FBI Head

Senate Clears Hurdle For Labor Secretary Nominee

Will the filibuster deal moot Noel Canning?

Union lawyer, labor board counsel nominated to NLRB

4th Circuit Invalidates NLRB Appointments

Symposium: The challengingly uncategorizable Recess Appointments Clause

Majority Leader: Senate Deal Near On Nominations

Filibuster Fight Could Prompt Tougher Battles